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Archived Webinar: New Homes for New Refugees: A Template for Creating a Welcoming Landlord Network in your Community

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
With recent shifts in federal policy, an almost seven fold increase in the ceiling on refugee admissions to the United States is expected from FY 2020 to FY 2022. For welcoming communities across America, accommodating this increase in refugees presents both an exciting opportunity and a formidable challenge. A significant part of meeting this challenge …

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Toolkit: Creating Your Welcoming Landlord Network

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 1, 2021
Topic(s): Housing
Subtopic(s): Landlords
Renting to Refugees in Allegheny County (“Renting to Refugees”) is a collaborative effort between Welcoming Pittsburgh, the All for All Coalition (“All for All”), the Pittsburgh Field Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), and Pittsburgh’s two refugee resettlement agencies, the JFCS Pittsburgh (“JFCS”), and AJAPO Refugee Immigrant Services (“AJAPO”). The purpose …

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Toolkit: Taste of Belonging: A Collection of Recipes and Ways to Strengthen Community Across Differences

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: April 19, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Created as a toolkit and resource guide, the cookbook is intended for individuals and organizations seeking fresh inspiration and tips for building connections and decreasing prejudice in communities. Recipes were submitted by members, staff, and friends of the Welcoming Network, which comprises more than 200 nonprofit organizations and local governments. Each recipe is accompanied by …

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Archived Webinar: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 8, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
Hosted on April 7, 2021, this training was delivered by Christina Pope, Senior Network Director at Welcoming America; and George Zavala, Western Regional Manager at Welcoming America.  As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships that can help meet your local goals. …

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Guide: Engaging Public-Sector Stakeholders to Prepare for Welcoming More Refugees

Author(s): Switchboard, Welcoming America
Date: April 5, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Organizational Development
Subtopic(s): Advocacy, Community Cohesion, Partnerships
As refugee service providers prepare for an increase in arrivals, it is important to reactivate public-sector relationships and explore concrete partnerships to help meet your goals for refugee inclusion. This guide describes strategies for meaningfully re-engaging public-sector stakeholders, whether you are looking to collaborate with public schools, public health departments, or other public actors. This …

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Archived Webinar: Overcoming COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Immigrant Communities

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: February 18, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Cultural Awareness, Health
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
While efforts to administer the COVID-19 vaccine are ramping up across the country, there is a dramatic rise in misinformation being shared. As a result, many individuals and families are hesitant to receive the vaccine, and this is especially true in many immigrant communities.  Welcoming America has responded to this crisis with a webinar made …

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Toolkit: Establishing & Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant & Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Community Engagement, Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
This toolkit is designed to help strengthen existing emergency preparedness plans by ensuring immigrants and refugees are part of any emergency response. It contains checklists on inclusive communication practices, community assessments, building trust with refugee communities, and more. 
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Archived Webinar: Establishing and Maintaining Inclusive Emergency Management with Immigrant and Refugee Populations

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: January 21, 2021
Topic(s): Safety
Subtopic(s): Emergency Preparedness
With the COVID-19 pandemic and greater occurrences of natural disasters, the need for inclusion in emergency management is paramount. This webinar discussed a variety of topics, including Welcoming America’s Inclusive Emergency Management Toolkit, which was created in partnership with the I-DIEM and focused on how organizations can develop more inclusive preparedness and practices in emergencies. …

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Guide: Engaging Local Leaders to Foster Welcoming Communities

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: September 30, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This is the third in a four-part series of guides on engaging receiving communities in order to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities. It provides information on who community leaders are, recommendations for leadership engagement, and case studies on engaging state and other leaders. Other guides in this series include Building Cohesive Communities …

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Guide: Innovations in Building Meaningful Contact Across Difference

Author(s): Welcoming America
Date: May 13, 2019
Topic(s): Community Engagement
Subtopic(s): Community Cohesion
This is the second in a four-part series of guides on engaging receiving communities in order to advance immigrant inclusion and build stronger, more cohesive communities. It showcases innovative models that are bringing people together across difference. It also provides recommendations for making contact building more effective and expansive.  Other guides in this series include …

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